WHEN THE GREAT JOHN LEWIS DIES ON THE SAME DAY UNMARKED “POLICE” SNATCH PEOPLE OFF THE STREET, I FEEL SAD FOR WHAT AMERICA HAS LOST, AND WHAT IT IS LOSING.
In 1965, the Honorable John Lewis was beaten back while he and other Civil Rights leaders tried to march across the Edmund Pettus Bridge. And 55 years later, the more things have changed, the more they have stayed the same. And on the day Mr. Lewis and Reverend C.T. Vivian passed, we have Americans being plucked off the streets by unmarked security forces. In 2020, we have politicians talking about how “they” are going to come in and destroy the suburbs and your property values will go down. And I think we all know which "they" they’re talking about. The same ones that tried to cross that bridge 55 years ago. Oh how things haven’t changed. They don’t want us crossing that bridge today any more than they did then. We are still in the wake of the George Floyd incident, and we have our “Law & Order” messiah clearing the streets with thugs an under-covers. And folks still have to fight police brutality and systemic racism. I don’t know if he’s making America great again, but he has succeeded in making America 1965 again.
Rest in peace John Lewis. This is a “crossing” no one on this mortal coil can stop you from making. As they say in the movies, you are definitely too old for this shit. It's time for others to follow your lead and keep fighting. Unfortunately we still have to.